European Commission launches Coronavirus Global R&I Collaboration Portal
- Mobility & people-to-people contacts
- Research & Innovation
On 23 June, the European Commission launched a new coronavirus collaboration portal that offers matchmaking opportunities for researchers and research projects worldwide focusing on the socio-economic aspects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The initiative supports the EU’s ‘Global Approach to Research and Innovation’, a strategy for international research and innovation partnerships to make societies green, digital and healthy.
“Collaboration on a global scale through sharing scientific and societal research data can help find solutions to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. “As we emerge from this crisis, the Coronavirus Global R&I Collaboration Portal will be a valuable tool to help us understand the socio-economic aspect and how best to respond.”
The portal is open to research organisations and individual researchers from all over the world, helping them to:
- Collaborate on research projects related to the socio-economic aspects of the pandemic.
- Create networking and matchmaking opportunities.
- Connect with other researchers and increase the impact of their activities.
- Coordinate the sharing of information.
- Complement synergies with other online platforms on the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2020, the European Commission launched several special actions as part of a €1 billion pledge for coronavirus research. These actions address epidemiology, preparedness and response to outbreaks, the development of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines, as well as the infrastructures and resources that enable this research.
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